Apr 21, 2015

Former Olympic basketball player Kaiho dies at 73

by Ed Odeven

Nobuo Kaiho, a guard on Japan’s men’s basketball team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, has died at age 73. The Tokyo native passed away at his home in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday, according to published reports. The cause was cancer. Kaiho played college ...

Mar 26, 2015

Novelist Mishima's 1964 Olympics reporter notebook goes on display

A notebook novelist Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) used to cover the 1964 Tokyo Olympics has been found at the Mishima Yukio Literary Museum in Yamanakako, Yamanashi Prefecture, and put on exhibit. The contents were published in an academic journal Monday. The show opened Tuesday. Mishima ...

Fraser set to make return to Tokyo

Oct 7, 2014

Fraser set to make return to Tokyo

Dawn Fraser will return to Japan this week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, where she won fame in the swimming pool and notoriety outside the arena. The Australian swimming great won her third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the ...

Torch runner from 1964 Tokyo Olympics dies at 69

Sep 10, 2014

Torch runner from 1964 Tokyo Olympics dies at 69

Yoshinori Sakai, who served as the final torch runner in the relay for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, died of a cerebral hemorrhage early Wednesday morning at a hospital in Tokyo, his former employer said. He was 69. Sakai was born in the city of ...

Nearly 50 years on, Bradley recalls 1964 Tokyo Games

Aug 28, 2014

Nearly 50 years on, Bradley recalls 1964 Tokyo Games

by Ed Odeven

As Bill Bradley remembers an unforgettable time in a life filled with extraordinary accomplishments, national pride as a collective experience remains a cherished memory from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Visiting Japan for the first time, the future three-term New Jersey Senator admitted he gained ...

Holding 2020 Games in August dangerous

Jun 19, 2014

Holding 2020 Games in August dangerous

by Robert Whiting

I was reading the official document submitted last fall by the Tokyo Governor’s office which represented Tokyo’s winning bid for the 2020 Olympics, the other day, and wondered what the penalty, if any, was for false advertising. The Tokyo submission, under former governor Naoki ...